Q: Does this kit work with trying to make something like a hitbox (four directional buttons instead of a stick)? Is there an easy way to make it work if it doesn't? The harness included in the kit seems to be for connecting to a joystick, I don't think there is a way to connect the four directions + ground wire to four buttons instead of a stick.
A: You can use the other harness provided in the kit
- Alternative 11-inch, 5-pin harness with .187" (4.75mm) terminals. Used for fastener style joysticks such as Crown CWL 307 series.
It has, on the harness, all the signal and ground wires and plugs in the same spot the standard harness would have, you would just need to crimp the .187 quick disconnects firmly or replace them with .110. See the illustration: